Announcements for the weeks of
Feb. 17, 24 and March 3, 2014
A message to the college community from President Di Pasquale
"All College Week 2014" is approaching and the talents of our students, faculty and staff once again will be on display. The schedule of events will kick off with Community Service Day on March 25 and conclude with Professional Development Day on March 28. Committees are hard at work putting together events that will comprise a week to remember. The week's program includes:
Community Service Day
Tuesday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., nine statewide locations
This day enables CCRI students, faculty and staff to give back to the outside community and help those in need. This year, our volunteers will provide much-needed assistance to nonprofit organizations around the state. All volunteers will receive a special commemorative T-shirt and lunch. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Online registration will be available soon.
Wednesday, March 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Knight Campus
The 9th annual Wellness Fair welcomes students, faculty, staff and the public to explore issues concerning their health. Departments participating include Massage Therapy, Allied Health and Dental Hygiene. Approximately 30 vendors will be offering information and demonstrations.
Cultural Awareness Day
Thursday, March 27, Liston Campus
CCRI welcomes students, faculty and staff to celebrate the diversity of our community. Food, music and performances from our students from around the world will highlight the day's festivities at the Providence campus. Online registration will be available soon.
Professional Development Day
Friday, March 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Knight Campus
The 12th annual faculty and staff Professional Development Day will feature my address and more than 60 sessions of personal, professional and academic importance. All employees who register in advance for event sessions will be automatically entered in a raffle for prizes. Online registration will be available soon.
All College Week 2014 promises to be an exciting time for the CCRI community. As illustrated above, the impressive talents of our students, faculty and staff will be on full display. I invite all to participate in as many events as they can and share in this experience. I look forward to enjoying All College Week with you and members of the CCRI family.
New 'Employee of the Month' program begins in March
As the Community College of Rhode Island enters its 50th year, we reflect not only on the successes of our past, present and future students, but on those who directly or indirectly guide, teach and encourage them. CCRI, though large, represents members of a small, tight-knit community, and we'd like to shine a light on some of the folks who make it so special.
Beginning on March 1 and during all academic months in 2014 – April, May and September through December – one CCRI employee will be recognized as "Employee of the Month." This is a chance for all of us to nominate those whom we see being heroes every day, whether in front of the classrooms or behind the scenes.
All faculty and staff are eligible for nomination. An Employee of the Month Committee will review nominations and select one winner per month. Employees can be nominated by any CCRI employee, and nominations will be kept on file for consideration for the remainder of calendar year 2014.
Individuals will be recognized for consistently performing their jobs in a manner that furthers CCRI's mission and benefits their community or for doing something especially noteworthy as follows:
- They show exemplary individual performance in their jobs.
- Their efforts have inspired and supported the performance and achievement of others.
- They demonstrate a positive attitude toward work responsibilities, co-workers and students/constituents, serving as a role model for others.
- They commit to quality in carrying out job responsibilities and are an asset to CCRI.
Those wishing to nominate colleagues who have impressed them are asked to complete the online nomination form.
The college looks forward to this additional chance to recognize exemplary co-workers among our various campuses and in our larger unified college community.
Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality - a Flanagan Campus event
The Office of Student Life, Flanagan Campus Student Government and the Nonviolence Club are hosting an event from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, in Room 1336 to celebrate Black History Month. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, a civil rights activist and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will introduce his new book titled, "In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma." He will focus on Freedom Rides, voting rights and education.
Veterans issues panel discussion planned
CCRI's Student Veterans Organization (SVO) has been holding "sound off" panels for student veterans to discuss the needs and wants of the student veteran population in Rhode Island. SVO will host a roundtable discussion at:
- 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Room 1150 at the Liston Campus in Providence.
To learn more about CCRI's support for veterans, visit the president's website.
"The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" opens
A dysfunctional courtroom in purgatory is the setting for this meditation on the conflict between divine mercy and human free will. The play will run from Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 20 to 23, in the auditorium at the Liston Campus in Providence. Showtimes for this play directed by Theodore Clement are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission costs $10 general and $8 for CCRI students, employees and seniors.
Author returns to CCRI for lecture
Michael Patrick MacDonald, the author of the Common Book Project selection, "All Souls," will return to campus to speak to students and faculty at noon on Thursday, March 20, in Room 1336 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. This event, sponsored by the International Club, with generous support from the Charles Sullivan Fund for the Arts and Humanities and the Office of Student Life, will have an international angle. MacDonald will discuss parallels between South Boston and Belfast, as well as his work in Belfast.
Two art shows to open next week
Knight Campus Art Gallery opening: "SEVEN," an exhibition of Tina Tryforos' work inspired by her 7-year-old son, will be up Tuesday, Feb. 25, to Thursday, March 27. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 27.
Flanagan Campus Art Gallery opening: The CCRI faculty art show features work in a variety of media. The show runs from Thursday, Feb. 27, to Thursday, March 20. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27.
CITLA brown bag lunch
"To text or not to text? (with a book, not a phone): That is the question!" Join CITLA for a casual conversation about the misuse and nonuse of textbooks at CCRI. Eylana Goldman Goffe, professor in the Biology Department, will lead the discussion at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 4, in Room 1134 at the Liston Campus in Providence. Please RSVP on the CITLA website.
Honor society induction ceremony
Pi Omicron, CCRI's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges, will hold its spring induction ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at the Liston Campus in Providence. All are invited to congratulate the new members and share in this honor.
Engineering and Technology Club meeting
The Engineering and Technology/STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Club will have a meeting with a guest speaker from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb, 18, in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Dr. Haibo He from URI's Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering will speak. The club also will discuss upcoming events, transfers, STEM research, careers and more. Food and drinks will be provided.
DECA hosting business panel in Lincoln
The DECA chapter at the Flanagan Campus will host a business panel discussion at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Room 1442. All are welcome.
Bowling fundraiser for CCRI veterans
The CCRI Student Veterans Office is holding a bowling fundraising event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at Walnut Hill Bowling, 1666 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket. The cost for three hours of bowling (unlimited games in that time frame) and shoe rental is $10. The sooner you come, the more games you will be able to play. Raffles for prizes ranging from gift cards to Providence Bruins tickets will be held.
Three-on-three basketball tournament
The National Society of Black Engineers at URI is hosting a three-on-three basketball tournament Feb. 28 and March 1. The cost is $30 per three-person team and each team is guaranteed two games. For rules, registration and more information, visit the event website.
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Ongoing News and Events
Order caps and gowns
The Bookstore will begin accepting faculty and staff cap and gown orders on Monday, Feb. 3. Please submit your request to the campus location where you will be picking up your cap and gown. The deadline to submit your order is April 15.
CITLA Spring Book Club
This spring CITLA will host a book club to discuss "Teaching First-Year College Students," written by Erickson et al. Published in 2006, the book draws on the research and theory of learning, but its emphasis is on the practical application of these insights in the classroom. The group will read and discuss the book in sections at the Flanagan and Knight campuses. Pleaseclick herefor the schedule of discussions and to register.
Women's soccer team all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser
The CCRI women's soccer team will be hosting its third annual breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 27, at Dave's Bar and Grill at 2339 Post Road in Warwick. Come join us for one of the best breakfasts that you've ever had. You name it, they'll have it – including omelets to order. It is all you can eat and there will be raffles. Please come out and support the team. Tickets cost $10 per person and can be purchased from any team member or from Head Coach Dennis Grassini at the Knight Campus (ext. 2185) or from Associate Head Coach Kathy Bannan at the Flanagan Campus (ext. 7176).
Bible Study Club
The Bible Study Club in Warwick will meet at noon on Thursdays in Room 2240. This semester the group will study Habakkuk and Revelation. All are welcome. For more information, please contactCheri Markward.
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Human Resources Announcement Corner
In addition to its important announcements, the Office of Human Resources wants to share good news with you on a regular basis. If you have a birth, marriage or a new hire that you would like to share with the college community, please send an email to email@example.com.
Knight Campus, Warwick
- Edward Peckham, visiting lecturer, Biology Department
- Rachel Nichols, visiting lecturer, Math Department
Schedule a counseling session with a TIAA-CREF consultant
CCRI's TIAA-CREF representative, Allen Waters, is available for one-on-one consultation meetings throughout 2014. Read more.
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